The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
Mr. John Boehm
Dean of Administration
Ms. Molly Christy
Student Success Coach
Mr. Brian Johnson
Director Safety and Security
Dr. Mary Lou Kennedy
Associate Vice President and Dean for Student Development
Mr. Ron Logreco
Assistant Dean West Hills Center
Ms. Nina Mule Lyons
Director of Student Life
Mrs. Rhena McCaskill
Director of Admissions
Ms. Sue McCleary
Director of Registration
Dr. Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki
Mr. Christopher Richardson
Director of Supportive Services
Mrs. Theresa Smochko
Student Support Specialist
Mrs. Renee Thimoleas
Dr. Jeffery Thomas
Dean of Academic Affairs
Mr. Sean Thomas
Mrs. Jynhae Tyler
Director of Financial Aid
Mr. Rob Velella
Student Development Specialist
Mrs. Laurel Westrom
Director West Hills Center
Mr. David Young
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
History & geography Adjunct Professor
What about history and geography made you go into teaching?Truthfully, I have been interested in history since I was small. I remember being in grade school and having Christopher Columbus pique my interest and that interest has been there for a very, very long time.
Why is it important today to study history and geography?Because we have become so globalized and interconnected with the rest of the world, we can no longer be in a vacuum. We need to learn about other cultures and their history—it could put you in jobs all around the world. What part of history interests you the most?I am a minority specialist, studying women, African-Americans, Latin-Americans—I love their history. It's what I am best at, in terms of teaching and it's what interested me since the very beginning.
Is there something or someone (from college/high school) who inspired you to do this? I enjoy teaching other people and feel satisfied that they’ve learned something useful. What is most beneficial about studying Psychology? Psychology helps people have a better understand of themselves and others. What is something interesting about yourself that people may not know? I was originally a Theater major, but then I switched to Psychology and I’ve loved being a teacher.
Math professor Undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh Master's from University of Wisconsin-Madison
Why is math is essential today?Math teaches you to deal with abstract concepts. And the best application of math is personal finance. Why is math important for your future?I know my students will use math at work even if they do not major in math. Can math be fun? I love math. I think it can be fun. Math is more than just solving for x. It is a way of looking at the world. It is a way of setting new ideas. I see math as a framework you hang applications on.